Paradise Hills Vineyard is a slice of Tuscan heaven right here in Wallingford, Connecticut. The family-owned vineyard is located on 65 acres of rolling green hills and features a tasting room that is open year-round for guests to enjoy. A visit to Paradise Hills includes wonderful views, a relaxing atmosphere, and plenty of outstanding wine. Find out how to make the most of your experience below.
In addition to Paradise Hills Vineyard, Wallingford boasts a number of fabulous attractions. We’ve included recommendations on restaurants, outdoor activities, shops, sites to see, and more on our comprehensive list of things to do in Wallingford, CT.
How to Make the Most of Your Visit to Paradise Hills Vineyard
Learn about the Vineyard
Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery was founded by the Ruggiero Family in 1997 and has been family owned and operated ever since. Nestled along the George Washington Trail, the vineyard is known for producing excellent full-bodied wines from hand-picked grapes grown on the estate. The Ruggiero family is dedicated to sustainable farming and the art of winemaking, which is reflected in every bottle produced at Paradise Hills.
Plan Your Visit
The Tuscan-style tasting room at Paradise Hills is where you can sample their outstanding wines which are acclaimed as some of the best in the region. Several of the award-winning wines at Paradise Hills have received 85 + in renown wine competitions. The tasting room does not take reservations, and daily wines are served on a first-come, first-serve basis. Be sure to check the live music calendar to see upcoming performances!
Paradise Hills is located at 15 Wind Swept Hill Road, just 10 minutes from the Wallingford Victorian Inn. The winery is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We recommend checking the website for holiday hours before visiting.
Don’t Forget Your Picnic!
At Paradise Hills, the Ruggiero Family believes wine is best enjoyed when paired with delicious foods, and we agree! When you plan your trip to the vineyard, you’re welcome to bring along a picnic basket full of your favorite treats. Sip delicious wine and savor the perfect picnic as you take in breathtaking landscape views.
More Vineyards to Explore
Another fabulous vineyard along the CT Wine Trail is Gouveia Vineyards in Wallingford, CT. Located just five minutes from Paradise Hills, you can easily visit both of these vineyards in one outing!
Stay with Us at the Wallingford Victorian Inn
After exploring Paradise Hills Vineyard, make your way back to our cozy B&B to unwind. At the Wallingford Victorian Inn, enjoy complimentary wine hour each afternoon! Choose from our selection of cozy rooms, each offering its own unique appeal along with luxurious amenities, charming decorations, plush robes, and more. One of the most romantic B&Bs in Connecticut, the Wallingford Victorian Inn is the perfect place for your next getaway!